X Games buildout starts at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas
By Dave Doolittle
Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 16, 2014
Circuit of the Americas officials sent us the photo above today.
It doesn’t show much — a few trucks and some front loaders — but for X Games fans it’s big: the start of the buildout to next month’s games, the first to be held in Austin.
Over the coming weeks, crews will be turning the 1,400-acre site and its 3.4-mile race track into basically a festival, complete with giant skateboard ramps, dirt tracks for BMX and motocross bikes, live music stages and more.
The circuit today published a map of the venue for the games, and it looks more like the kind you see at an amusement park than for a race track. (Click on the link photo at left.)
Alongside the sporting events – skateboards, BMX, motocross, rally cars and super trucks — the games will feature live music, gaming, go-kart racing, learn-to-ride demos, a sports bar, movie theater, camping and more.